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Maria Montessori

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. At an early age, Montessori broke gender barriers and expectations when she enrolled in classes at an all-boys technical school, with hopes of becoming an engineer. She soon had a change of heart and began medical school at the Sapienza University of Rome, where she graduated – with honors... Read More

BornMaria Tecla Artemisia Montessori
August 31, 1870
Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy
DiedMay 6, 1952 (aged 81)
Noordwijk, South Holland, Netherlands
OccupationPhysician and educator
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